The University’s Policy on Socially Responsible Investment may be found on the University’s website. There are three routes by which representations concerning the policy may be submitted to the Committee, namely:
- by Council, the Investment Committee or any other committee reporting directly to Council;
- by 20 or more members of Congregation;
- by a majority resolution of the Council of the Oxford University Student Union. 
In determining the status of an issue brought to the committee in relation to the policy on social responsible investment, the committee shall take into account:
- relevant stated University objectives and values. This may include but not be limited to the University's strategic plan, current guidelines for the acceptance of donations, and other relevant publications.
- relevant national and international obligations pertaining to the collegiate University’s relationships.
- relevant University legal and regulatory obligations, such as those attending the University by virtue of its status as a UK Charity.
- relevant national and international policies and obligations.
It is recognised that social responsible investment like many other ethical issues may be reasonably debated and contested by members of the University community recognising, as well, the diversity of opinion in the collegiate University. It may be appropriate, in some cases, for the committee to canvass opinion in the collegiate University about matters which the committee believes would benefit from a broader public debate.
In making recommendations to Council, the committee shall make reference to the relevant policy criteria animating its conclusions. The committee shall also make reference, where relevant, to academic research and policy practice inside and outside of the University that bears upon the issue.
The committee is mindful that any investment recommendation, or engagement strategy should take into account (A) the purpose behind such a strategy, (B) the implications of the strategy for the University’s investment performance; (C) the practicability (including the costs) of implementation, and (D) its likely effectiveness.
 - Council Regulations 15 of 2002, Regulation 29.3